Senior Programme Officer (Local Response)

Plan International was founded over 80 years ago and is one of the world’s leading child-focused organisations. We strive for a just world that advances children’s rights and equality for girls. Headquartered in the U.K., we are working in 56 developing countries to improve the quality of life in health, education, environment and livelihood with the funding from 21 fundraising offices. Plan International is independent, with no religious, political or governmental affiliations.

Plan International has a deep connection with Hong Kong as it operated a field office from 1959 to 1973, helping nearly 12,000 local children and their families. The Hong Kong office is re-opened in 2009, giving the Hong Kong community a chance to give back by supporting child development programmes and emergency relief work in Asia, Africa and the Americas. Plan International Hong Kong has extended its work to local community in recent years with a focus on safeguarding children’s best interest so they can grow up equally, are being valued and cared for, and free from discrimination, fear or violence.

The position requires an experienced executive who is able to effectively kick-start new projects relating to child safeguarding and resilience program. The position reports to the Manager, Hong Kong Programme and Development Education. Applicants with less experience will be considered as Programme Officer.

Responsibilities and duties:
  • Organise and coordinate influencing events such as conferences, symposiums, workshops, etc.
  • Liaise and collaborate with global and local experts to bring insights and collective actions benefiting to the local
  • Maintain a healthy acquisition pipeline of local programmes, including grant proposals and commissioned projects
  • Provide tailored advice to guide effective implementation, and monitor performance through logframe, budget, and closely liaising with programme
  • Ensure efficient reporting and provide regular and timely project updates
  • Develop and maintain effective and efficient stakeholder engagement with work partners, including academics, government officials, professional bodies or local NGOs.
  • Consolidate programme data to support advocacy work including policy recommendations, public awareness and education
  • Work with Partnership Department for fund application, including Programme design, resource mobilisation, and grants management
  • Work with other units in implementing other Plan International’s activities
  • Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor
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Requirements:
  • Passionate in serving the society and children in adversity.
  • University degree in child development, journalism, social science or related fields.
  • At least 5 years’ experience in non-profit sector or demonstrated knowledge of relevant areas
  • Tracked record in event and conference management
  • Good knowledge of child right, child protection, gender inequality. Demonstrate subject expertise in counselling, children psychology is an advantage.
  • Excellent English and Chinese spoken and written communication skills.
  • Highly motivated to child right programmes, quick learner, able to work independently and meet tight deadlines
  • Organised, detailed-minded and demonstrate a can-do attitude
  • Strong analytical skills and ability to communicate with people from different cultural backgrounds are highly desired.
  • Excited in programme development, self-initiated and responsible
  • Immediate available is highly preferred

Remarks:

The position is at 1-year contract. Candidate with good performance might have a chance to convert to permanent employment afterwards based on the needs of the organisation


How to apply?

Please send your resume with current and expected salary to [email protected]

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